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CB Base Stations You've Had

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Riverman71, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Well-Known Member

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:



    Not me, undertaker. I remember every detail of mine.
    Just can't remember where I put my pliers, Texas Rangers cap, truck keys and Kindle. :confused:
     
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  2. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Well-Known Member

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    Good job, everyone! Keep 'em coming.
    Be sure to include pics of any great old radios like camaro1's Montgomery Ward unit. (y)
     
  3. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted one badly but was too proud to get one. When someone asked, "What kind of radio you got?" I didn't want to have to say, "Montgomery Wards."
    Wish now I'd gotten one and KEPT it!
    Am guessing they didn't manufacture their own. Does anyone know who actually made them?
     
  4. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    don't know who made it for Montgomery wards but I wish I had it still also,,,, my mother-in-law does some estate sales and selling on e-bay, she had one a couple years ago in like new condition and she had it on e-bay for sale, she didn't even know I was interested in it, so I put a bid on it for $125 and it ended up selling for $400,, I didn't need it back that bad
     
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    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    "Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers !"
     
  6. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    Johnson Viking II CDC
    Citiphone SS
    CAM88
    Console V
    LCB8
    RCA CO-Pilot am 40 (ptbm049COX)
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    TRC-457-458
    I'm sure I'm not including maybe 20 more ....
     
  7. PA629

    PA629 Active Member

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    Aha! A Firesign Theater quote, circa 1970, IIRC. Some of the memories from that era are a bit fuzzy..... :confused: But that's okay, I think we're all Bozos on this bus.
     
  8. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    first rig was johnson 101 mobile and 102 whip,,, a realistic mini 23with a antenna specialist ground plane,,,then a hygain 2,, then eventually about 1978,, a robyn mobile,,,, then my base went to moon raker 4 with a robyn t40d and pdx 400 with my mobile being an colt midnight special with 102 whip..
    had many radios that i only had for a while but thses was the most memerable...
     
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  9. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Well-Known Member

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    I think I must have owned 50 different bases by now, here are some I can remember. Many of them I owned more than once :)

    Cobra 135
    Sears Roadtalker 40
    Navaho TRC-433
    Navaho TRC-490
    Cobra 90 LTD
    Courier Conqueror
    Gemtronics GTX-66
    Royce 1-641
    Cobra Cam 89
    Cobra 139 XLR
    Cobra 142 GTL - This is the one I wish I had kept.
    President Washington
    Navaho TRC-492
    Cobra 2000 GTL
    Cobra 2010 GTL-WX
    Uniden Washington
    Uniden Madison
    Uniden 810e
    Navaho TRC-458
    Galaxy 2547
    Galaxy 2517
    RCI-2980
    Roybn SB-520D
    Johnson Messenger 250
    Johnson Messenger 223
    Cherokee CBS 500
    Cherokee CBS 1000
    Commanche Warrior
    Eagle Tomahawk

    Also owned a bunch of Royce and couple Teaberry at one point but would have to look up the models.

    And today - I don't own a single one on the list :)
     
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    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    way 2 many to count. but my favorite was the browing mark 3 with the vfo box and golden eagle mic.
     
  11. Rick330man

    Rick330man Well-Known Member

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    I forgot my Johnson Viking 4740 with a Turner Super Side kick. I bought the Uniden Bearcat 980 - the one that lasted six months - after the Viking 4740 died.

    I also forgot my TRC 432 with a Johnson desk mic (Turner +2). And then there was that A99 I used for a while.

    My wife used to complain about my radio collection. I can't imagine why. It is only about 1/3 the size of her shoe collection and much smaller than my collection of electron tubes.
     
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    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    Wait.... I thought you were the king of one liners that no one knows exactly how to take it. That's good stuff right there
     
  13. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Game set match
     
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  14. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    This was my favorite. Unmodified and never tweaked. I used it as my alarm clock and woke up everyday to channel 19 screaming in my ear. I still have it and it still works.
    Photo is from CBTRICKS.COM.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    i had one of those radios.
    it was junk. i bought it second hand so that could be why
    sorry tallman
     

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